Category Archives: Parent Events

Participating in World Breastfeeding Week

I am a Pro-Lactation Activist –

World Breastfeeding Week Is A Great Normalizing Start

Being a lactation counselor is so rewarding to me. I get to help hundreds of you in your journey, whether it’s for a few days or five years, I am happy to help you!

Are you joining and participating in the Big Latch-On and celebrating World Breastfeeding Week? #WBW2017

Let me just seriously point out that I am not at all against formula! Please do not even go there, I have happily used it for the last 30 years.

Supporting Moms Across The World With Their Breastfeeding Journey

I want to support you and help you in any ways that I can. I shared my personal breastfeeding journey and others have also joined in too. Be sure to check out these Breastfeeding and Pumping Journey’s Here. I want to hear your experience too, use the conversation box at the bottom of that post to let us know.

Breastfeeding for me hasn’t been easy but I wouldn’t have gone any other way unless there was a medical reason for it’and I have been down that path too. 

I breastfeed in public, no cover. I used to have a cover for one of my kids, but that wore off fairly quickly haha. This doesn’t mean that my breasts are all out there, quite the opposite, they are 100% covered! Whether you breastfeed with a cover or not, you are totally doing perfect!

I never had support in my own journey, I wish I did. It wasn’t until my third child was already in failure to thrive that I finally found mom forums for NICU babies, and that is where and when I started to get support for anything lactation related.

Thankfully you don’t have to go through it alone. You have the Whole World Here To Back You Up!

Celebrating You As A Lactating Mom

If you have taken on the extra steps of pumping for your children because you are working, going to school or baby just didn’t latch, you are doing wonderful!

If you are pumping milk and donating it to babies in need… WHOA there super-mama Thank You! 

No matter how your child is getting their breast milk please know that you are starting your child off with some long term benefits in many areas of their life. 

Whether your child got only colostrum or if your child got breast milk for their first six years, just know it is OK and such a superb beginning for them. 

Thank You To The New Laws To Get And Keep Babies On Breastmilk Longer

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually learned that we as humans “needed” laws to breastfeed our babies?!?!

We now have laws here in the United States that allow babies to get the milk they Need and Require for optimal health and nutrition. We shouldn’t need the laws, it is actually human rights really, but I am happy there are laws in place to protect these babies. 

Thank You to each of the companies who are providing lactating moms a safe, hostile free, clean environment for moms to pump out milk for children. 

How Can I help And Support You With Your Lactation Journey?

I would love to help you, I have had the pleasure to help others, and I want you to be next. You can ask questions below, you can request to join a Lactation FB group I admin for or you can even contact me either on my FB Page or my Instagram Account

I want to hear how you are participating this week and what you are up to!

Tell me in the conversation box below what you are doing. We would love to see your photos and if ever you would like for us to show your pictures in our blog posts or on our social media accounts like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook etc, please do send us what you’d like us to post to marilynprteam@gmail.com 

Gallery Of Lactation Info, Breastfeeding, and Pumping Pictures

 

Mom Conference

Mom Conference – Helping both you and I become better moms <3

I attended this Mom Conference last year. It is great to be able to have these conferences. This type is done virtually, whew. I love virtual stuff, sometimes it just isn’t feasable to attend in person. Last year I gained lots of great information. This year isn’t any different. I will be coming back to this post and add what i have learned this year. I’d like you to come join me, it is free. When you are done, come abck and let’s discuss! Sign up free here -> Mom Conference

I am excited about this conference. I will be getting copies of it as well for reference. I know I am busy and I get distracted so getting a copy of the conference is best for me, yes even as a seasoned mom of 19 years. Each year I learn something new or my information and education on a topic is renewed.

Meet the speakers:

Holly Rigby

Mom conference speaker

Crystal Paine

mom conference speaker

Richard and Linda Eyre

mom conference speaker

John Maxwell

John-Maxwell

 

 

 

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Flu Shot and Cupcakes – LA

Get your Flu Shop and a Tasty Cupcake too!

 

WHAT:           Heal, the On­Demand doctor house call app, takes the “ouch” out of getting the seasonal flu shot for families, kids, and individuals, wanting to get immunized this Fall.  Every person who gets a flu shot during Heal Flu Shot Day at Duff’s Cakemix” will receive a free cupcake. Duff’s Cakemix is the first DIY dessert design studio where the customer becomes the artist and decorates cakes and cupcakes with colorful butter cream, flexible fondant and tasty toppings, using their decorating tools, embellishments and design guidance.

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Says Dr. Renee Dua, Founder of Heal: “Thanks to Duff’s Cakemix, flu shots can be fun for people of all ages.” Adds Katelyn R. Fisher, COO and Co-Owner of Duff’s Cakemix, “And who doesn’t like a free cupcake?”

 

Heal, an iOS and Android app, now offers its on-demand doctor house call service in Los Angeles and Orange County. Heal offers anyone (insured and non-insured) medical visits by licensed physicians, including family practice doctors, internists, and pediatricians, on a same-day appointment basis for a $99 fixed fee, plus offers in-home flu shots for $30 per person.

 

Heal offers same-day appointments between 8 AM and 8 PM seven days a week, which can be booked via Heal’s ios AppAndroid app , toll-free number (844-644-HEAL) or at getheal.com. Unlike doctor’s office visits that last an average of 7 minutes, the Heal doctor comes to the patient’s home or office, and spends as much time as needed. The visit is always $99 with no hidden fees.

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WHERE:         8302 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (between N. Sweetzer and N. Flores)

 

WHEN:           Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

COST:            Flu shot is $30 per person, comes with 1 free cupcake

 

URL:                www.duffscakemix.com

 

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TEL.:              323.650.5555

 

EMAIL:           info@duffscakemix.com

 

PARKING:      limited parking in rear and metered street parking

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